Configuring tasks to run repeatedly on a schedule
Tasks are scheduled in the Django admin panel under Django Q and Scheduled Tasks. Add a new task, give the task a name, and tell it which function to run. Functions must be prefixed with
tasks.to tell Django Q to pull the functions from
tasks.py. The final requirement is a schedule. Tasks can be run once or repeatedly (e.g. minutes, hourly, daily, weekly).
To schedule the
tasks.py, you would enter the function name as:
You can provide arguments for the functions as needed. Ghostwriter's scheduled tasks do not require arguments, but some have optional arguments. For example, the
scan_servers()function accepts an
active_onlyargument to restrict scanning only to servers that have been checked out for a project.
Visit the Django Q database from the admin panel to access the Scheduled Tasks. You may wish to create a scheduled task to automatically release domains at the end of a project. There is a task for this already in
This example executes
ghostwriter.shepherd.tasks.release_domainsunder the name
Domain Releaseevery day at 15:39 UTC with no additional args or kwargs.
Scheduling release_domains() with Django Q